Oscar Nominees React: From Ang Lee to Tim Burton to Harvey Weinstein React
Oscar Nominees React: From Ang Lee to Quvenzhané Wallis to Harvey Weinstein
Tim Burton is honored, the "ParaNorman" directors are in shock, and Harvey Weinstein is blown away!!!!!!!
Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the 2013 Oscar nominees Thursday morning and, in the time-honored tradition of orchestrated spontaneity, most of the nominees provide some sort of reaction.
Here's what they had to say:
Ang Lee, director of "Life of Pi" 11 nominations including Best Picture: "I am deeply honored and frankly a little overwhelmed by all of the nominations that 'Life of Pi' has received this morning. So many talented people gave everything they had to this film, both in front of and behind the camera, and to see all of them receive this kind of recognition is something I am incredibly grateful for."
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Tim Burton, director of "Frankenweenie," Best Animated Feature: "Frankenweenie is a very personal film for me. The idea of telling a feature length version was in the back of my mind for many years. Stop Motion was the perfect medium for this project, and one I've always loved for its expressiveness and dimensionality. I've worked with so many incredible artists: animators, cast members, set builders, and puppet makers, all who have helped bring this film to life one frame at a time. I'm so honored that the Academy has recognized this film as one of its nominees."
Michael Haneke, writer and director of "Amour," five nominations including Best Director: "I am very happy and gratified by the Oscar nominations that 'Amour' has received today, and that the voting members of the Academy have taken the film so strongly to their hearts. It is fulfilling to discover that a film has found the audience and critical acclaim that 'Amour' has garnered. I have been very fortunate on both those fronts, but it is especially rewarding to discover that a film has found favor among one's industry peers who know, in particular, the effort that goes into getting a film – any film – made."
Adele (on Twitter), "Skyfall," Best Original Song: "Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep!! Thank you x"
Emmanuelle Riva, "Amour," Best Actress: "I am truly happy, touched, and honored to receive, today in New York, a nomination for the role of Anne in 'Amour.' It is an immense gift, at this stage of my life, to be chosen by my sisters and brothers, for what I do as an actress. I never thought, while working throughout the years in Europe and France, that one day, I would cross the Atlantic Ocean, come to the United States, and be nominated. It is quite surreal for me. Shooting 'Amour' with Michael Haneke was a complete joy for me, as I felt an absolute trust in him and we were in complete synch. Michael is the very music of his own film."
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the Weinstein Company, distributor of "Silver Linings Playbook," "Django Unchained," Best Picture: "I am blown away! I can't say thank you enough to the Academy for their support of our films. We have a tremendous group of actors and film makers who we had the pleasure of working with this year and I am so happy that their achievements are being recognized. "
Malik Bendjelloul, director of "Searching for Sugar Man," Best Documentary: "It is a true and surrealistic honor to realize 'Searching for Sugar Man' has been nominated for an Oscar. Being from Sweden, the Oscars were like a far-fetched fantasy you heard about growing up as a kid – something only one could dream of. The story of Rodriguez is unlike any I have ever known and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to share his incredible journey with audiences worldwide. Thank you to the Academy, to Sony Pictures Classics, and to all those whose efforts and passions made this possible."